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How to start running

If you’re wondering how to start running, it’s no surprise. Not only are there plenty of health benefits to running, it’s also an incredibly accessible form of exercise that can be done almost anywhere. From boosting fitness levels to assisting weight loss to lowering blood pressure, running is also a great way to increase your […]

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Glaxo, SK bioscience start final trial of COVID jab

British drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline and South Korean peer SK bioscience have begun final stage trials of a COVID-19 jab after positive early results, they announced Tuesday. The vaccine is facing a Phase 3 clinical trial to assess its “safety and immunogenicity” when compared with AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine, the two companies said in a joint statement. […]

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Later school start times let students get adequate sleep

A new study in Sleep demonstrates the significant benefits of later school start times for middle and high school students’ sleep schedules. Sleep is essential to a student’s overall health, social development, and academic achievement, yet lack of sleep is common among children and adolescents. Biological changes to sleep cycles during puberty make falling asleep […]

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Coronavirus vaccine producer executives say distribution would start 'hours' after approval

Will Americans trust the efficacy of a coronavirus vaccine? The ‘Special Report’ All-Star panel discusses the nationwide surge in COVID-19 case numbers Executives for three companies producing coronavirus vaccines said in an interview Thursday they would try to start distributing doses immediately after their vaccine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. “We are […]

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To reach weight-loss targets, start with small goals

People have been formulating weight-loss plans for centuries. In 1087, William the Conqueror replaced food with alcohol and slimmed down enough to resume riding his horse. England’s William Banting published one of the first diet manuals in 1863, “Letter on Corpulence,” in which he advocated for replacing bread, butter, milk, sugar, and potatoes with lean […]